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Restoration Watch: Sattler Theater

Plans for the restoration of the Sattler Theater at 512-16 Broadway are coming together. Western New York Minority Media Professionals Inc. (WNYMMP) will unveil design and restoration plans for the historic property at a November 25th fundraiser. The non-profit group intends to renovate the Beaux Arts building for use as its headquarters and a performing arts center.

WNYMMP purchased the historic circa-1914 theater on August 19th, 2008. When restored, the theatre building will house the Annual Professionals of Color in Media Hall of Fame Awards Dinner. It will have a multi-purpose programming including showcasing films, theatrical productions, hosting concerts, live events, and business conferences. A dining hall is also planned.
A new facility, the Bob Coles Institute for the Media Arts and Technology, is proposed to be constructed directly behind the theatre. This will also be the home of the Minorities in Media Museum.
The Sattler Theatre and the Minorities in Media Museum is expected to bring thousands of tourists to the Downtown-East Michigan Avenue Historical Preservation District along Broadway.
WNYMMP INC is a non-profit, professional media organization committed to promoting social and educational opportunities within the Western New York Community. The organization produces and develops Upfront TV, Official Heat, and Speak-a-Blessing which airs on WKBW-TV. In January, a high school media program which hosts 45-50 students every Friday to create an online newspaper to address youth issues called The Eagle E.Y.E.S. (Experienced Youth Expressing Skills) was established.
The project unveiling will take place on Tuesday, November 25 from 5-9 PM at the Ukrainian Hall, 562 Genesee Street. Tax deductable donations will be accepted before and on the day of the event.
Get connected: Reginald Wallace, 716.715.0225
Photo by David Torke at Fix Buffalo.

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